Sarasota Bradenton Airport

Sarasota Bradenton Airport SRQ

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Airport Overview

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is located within three jurisdictions: Sarasota County, the city limits of Sarasota, and Manatee County. It is owned by the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority.

SRQ airport covers an area of 1,102 acres (446 ha). SRQ is 3 miles (4.8 km) north of downtown Sarasota and 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Bradenton.

Airport Stats & Facts

  • For 2017-2021, the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems called it a "small hub" airport since it enplanes 0.05 percent to 0.25 percent of total U.S. passenger enplanements.
  • In the year ending November 30, 2017, the airport had 101,311 aircraft operations.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • Passengers who’ve to board a flight are advised to be inside SRQ Terminal at least 2 hours before their flight during peak times and 90 minutes otherwise, to account for TSA security wait times, and any possible delays.
  • Travelers should make sure to carry the correct identification documents to avoid any hassles while traveling. For domestic travel - government-issued photo ID, and for international travel - a valid passport is mandatory.
  • You’ll have to remove belts and all other personal items from your pockets such as keys, wallets, etc. before entering the checkpoint queue.
  • Before visiting the airport, please refer to the SRQ Airport Map.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Passengers can be dropped off and picked up from outside the terminal building.
  • For convenient pick-up of arriving passengers, SRQ offers free parking for the first 30 minutes.

Flight Status

  • Arriving flights: Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
  • Departing flights: The lists for scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays can be found under the departing flight status.
  • To get the best fares, book a flight at SRQ here.

Airport Terminal

Sarasota-Bradenton Airport terminal building is a combination of efficiency, comfort, and aesthetics, with a distinct local flavor. It features very short walking distances, with a simple progression from the parking lot, to check-in counters, to security screening, and onto the concourse.

Terminal B

It is the main terminal at the airport and contains 13 gates numbered from B1 to B14 (B13 is skipped).

Terminal D

Terminal D is the airport's commuter terminal and contains 4 gates numbered from D1 to D4. It is directly attached to the main airport building with its entrance just to the east end of the ticketing area and has not been in active use since the mid-2000s.

For more information, please refer to the SRQ Terminal Map here.

Airlines Served

The various airlines serving Sarasota International Airport including Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Southwest Airlines, United Express, and more.

View the full list of airlines served at SRQ here.

Airport Parking

Short-Term Parking

Short-term parking is available directly across the terminal building.

Rates:

0-30 Minutes: Free

31-40 Minutes: $2

Each additional 20 mins: $2

Daily Maximum: $16

Long-Term Parking

Long-term parking is located adjacent to the short-term lot with a free shuttle service to the front of the terminal beginning.

Rates:

0-30 Minutes: Free

31-60 Minutes: $2

Each additional 20 mins: $2

Daily Maximum: $13

Shaded Parking

To access this lot, users can enter Airport Circle and turn right before reaching the terminal building.

Rates:

Credit Card Only

0-30 Minutes: Free

31-60 Minutes: $2

Each additional 20 mins: $2

Daily Maximum: $14

Ground Transport

Passengers have a variety of options for ground transport after arriving at the Sarasota Airport:

Rental Cars

Rental cars may be obtained from on-site car rental companies that have rental counters conveniently located in the baggage claim wing. The cars are located in the rental car lot just a short walk across the street.

Sedan and SUV Service

On-Demand Eco-friendly Sedans, Luxury Sedans, and SUV’s are available just outside the baggage claim area on the west end of the terminal. A uniformed starter will connect you with a luxury vehicle of your choice, provide you with a fixed rate based on your destination location, load your luggage, and get you on your way.

Buses

Public transit services are available in the Ground Transportation area located at the west end of the baggage claim area. Buses from both Manatee and Sarasota counties make regular stops 12 hours per day in the Ground Transportation queuing area.

Amenities & Services

For visitors to have a great stay, SRQ provides plenty of amenities and services including:

  • Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
  • Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
  • Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
  • Vending machines, and ATMs.

Contact Information

Address: 6000 Airport Circle, Sarasota, FL 34243-2105, USA

Website: http://www.srq-airport.com

Contact: http://www.srq-airport.com/contact-us

Phone: (941) 359 2770 Ext. 4300

Sarasota-Bradenton Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • Before the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport was built, both Sarasota and Bradenton had their own airfields: Bradenton's Bradenton Airport and Sarasota's Lowe Field.
  • The airport was considered a replacement for Lowe Field's poor conditions and low capacity.
  • In 1939, Construction on the Sarasota SRQ Airport started and opened the following year with CCC and WPA assistance at a cost of $1 million.
  • In the 1940s, SRQ was known for its two-character designation, RS.
  • By 1948, growth in aviation demand prompted IATA to coordinate the assignment of three-character codes.
  • In 1942 with the United States entering World War 2 the airport was leased to the Army Air Corps and became known as the Sarasota Army Airfield.
  • By 1970, the airport had five commercial airlines: Eastern, National, Executive, Florida, and for a brief period, Mackey.
  • In 1992, the airport was a designated port of entry status.
  • In January 2012, AirTran Airways announced that it would drop SRQ
  • On December 19, 2019, a pickup truck had crashed into the baggage claim causing $250,000 in damage.

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Sarasota Bradenton Airport Q&A

Yes. While the official name is Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, it is also referred to by its IATA code SRQ The airport's IATA airport code, "SRQ", is used as a general nickname for the city of Sarasota and Sarasota area, as exemplified by media outlets like SRQ Magazine, WSRQ radio, and numerous local businesses in the area that includes SRQ in their names.
Yes. Just outside the terminal are two animal relief areas. One is located just east of the terminal near ticketing, and the other is located at the west end of the terminal near the taxis. Each area is conveniently equipped with a fire hydrant and waste disposal bags.
You can fly to many cities from SRQ Airport. Please have a look at our direct flights page to see where you can fly.

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